EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Restructuring related legislation

Eurofound’s ERM database on restructuring related legal regulations provides information on about 461 regulations in the Member States of the European Union and Norway which are explicitly or implicitly linked to anticipating and managing change. The database covers statutory rules, only, and does not include collective agreements or company-level initiatives. The regulations are described in terms of their content, thresholds, involved actors and who covers the cost (if applicable). The aim is to provide an easy possibility of a cross-national comparison of the main features of restructuring related legislation.

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Research carried out prior to the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union on 31 January 2020, and published subsequently, may include data relating to the 28 EU Member States. Following this date, research only takes into account the 27 EU Member States (EU28 minus the UK), unless specified otherwise.

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  • CountryEU 27 + UK and Norway
  • Titlethe title is made up of the country name and type, for example: Austria: working time flexibility
  • PhaseEither anticipation or management
    • Anticipationrefers to activities that help to prepare workers or companies for change.
    • Managementcovers activities required to handle a current restructuring event while minimising social costs. It refers to the steps involved in implementing an organisational change process.
  • Typethe range includes, for example, provisions for collective dismissal, information/consultation obligations, notice periods and severance payments, training obligations for employers and employees and regulations concerning working time flexibility
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Title Country Typesort descending Native name English name
Slovenia: Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Slovenia Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Zakon o finančnem poslovanju, postopkih zaradi insolventnosti in prisilnem prenehanju (ZFPPIPP); Zakon o javnem štipendijskem, razvojnem, invalidskem in preživninskem skladu Republike Slovenije (ZJSRS) Financial Operations, Insolvency Proceedings and Compulsory Dissolution Act (ZFPPIPP); Public Scholarship, Development, Disability and Maintenance Fund of the Republic of Slovenia Act (ZJSRS)
Hungary: Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Hungary Wage guarantee in case of insolvency 1994. évi LXVI. törvény a Bérgarancia Alapról; 1991. évi XLIX. törvény a csődeljárásról és a felszámolási eljárásról Act LXVI of 1994 on Wage guarantee fund; Act XLIX of 1991 on bankruptcy proceedings and liquidation proceedings
Sweden: Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Sweden Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Lönegarantilag (1992:497) Wage guarantee act (1992:497)
Germany: Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Germany Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Sozialgesetzbuch III Social Code Book III
Austria: Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Austria Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Insolvenz-Entgeltsicherungsgesetz (IESG) Act on wage guarantee in case of insolvency (IESG)
Ireland: Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Ireland Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Protection of employees (employers' insolvency) acts 1984 - 2006 Protection of employees (employers' insolvency) acts 1984 - 2006
Czechia: Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Czechia Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Zákon č. 118/2000 Sb., o ochraně zaměstnanců při platební neschopnosti zaměstnavatele ve znění pozdějších předpisů; Zákon č. 182/2006 Sb., o úpadku a způsobech jeho řešení (insolvenční zákon ve znění pozdějších předpisů) Act No. 118/2000 Coll., on the protection of employees in the event of insolvency of their employer; Act No. 182/2006 Coll., on bankruptcy and settlement (Insolvency act)
Italy: Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Italy Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Decreto Legislativo 27 gennaio 1992, n. 80, Attuazione della direttiva 80/2987/CE in materia di tutela dei lavoratori subordinati in caso di insolvenza del datore di lavoro Legislative Decree 27 January 1992, no. 80, Implementation of Directive 80/2987/EC concerning employees’ protection in case of employer’s insolvency
Bulgaria: Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Bulgaria Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Закон за гарантираните вземания на работниците и служителите при несъстоятелност на работодателя; Закон за държавно обществено осигуряване, Кодекс за социално осигуряване Law for guaranteeing workers' and employees' receivables in the event of employer's insolvency; Law on the state social security budget; Social insurance code
Luxembourg: Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Luxembourg Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Code du travail; Code civil Labour code; Civil code
United Kingdom: Wage guarantee in case of insolvency United Kingdom Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Employment Rights Act 1996 Employment Rights Act 1996
Latvia: Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Latvia Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Par darbinieku aizsardzību darba devēja maksātnespējas gadījumā On protection of employees in case of insolvency of the employer
Lithuania: Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Lithuania Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Darbo kodeksas Nr. XII-2603, LR juridinių asmenų nemokumo įstatymas Nr. XIII-2221, LR garantijų darbuotojams jų darbdaviui tapus nemokiam ir ilgalaikio darbo išmokų įstatymas Nr. XII-2604, Vidutinio darbo užmokesčio skaičiavimo tvarkos aprašas, patvirtintas LR Vyriausybės nutarimu Nr. 496, LR naujojo koronaviruso (COVID-19) sukeltų pasekmių poveikio Lietuvos Respublikos juridinių asmenų nemokumo įstatymo taikymui įstatymas Nr. XIII-2861 Labour code No XII-2603, Law on insolvency of legal entities No XIII-2221, Law on guarantees for employees in the event of employer insolvency and long-term service allowances No XII-2604, Description of the procedure for calculating the average wage (Resolution of the government of 21 June 2017, No 496), Law of the Republic of Lithuania on the impact of the consequences of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) to the application of the Law on insolvency of legal entities of the Republic of Lithuania No XIII-2861
Malta: Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Malta Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Kap. 452 - Att dwar l-Impiegi u r-Relazzjonijiet Industrijali, 2002; Regolamenti dwar Fond ta' Garanzija (Avviż Legali 432 tal-2002, kif emendat bl-Avviżi Legali 444 tal-2004 u 413 tal-2005 u Avviz Legali 283 of 2017) Cap. 452 - Employment and Industrial Relations Act, 2002; Guarantee Funds Regulations (Legal Notice 432 of 2002, amended by Legal Notices 444 of 2004 and 413 of 2005 and L.N. 283 of 2017​)
Norway: Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Norway Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Lov om statsgaranti for lønnskrav ved konkurs m.v. (lønnsgarantiloven) Act on state guarantee for wages in case of insolvency
Netherlands: Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Netherlands Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Loongarantieregeling/Werkloosheidswet – WW Pay guarantee regulation/Unemployment Insurance Act
Belgium: Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Belgium Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Loi du 28 juin 1966 relative à l'indemnisation des travailleurs licenciés en cas de fermeture d'entreprises Law of 28 June 1966 regarding the indemnification of employees that have been laid off as a consequence of a closing of an undertaking
Poland: Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Poland Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Ustawa z dnia 13.07.2006 r. dotycząca ochrony roszczeń pracowników w przypadku niewypłacalności pracodawcy Act of 13.07.2006 concerning the protection of workers' claims in the event of the insolvency of their employer
Romania: Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Romania Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Legea nr. 200/2006 privind constituirea şi utilizarea Fondului de garantare pentru plata creanţelor salariale; Legea nr. 227/2015 - Codul fiscal Law no. 200/2006 regarding the establishment and use of a guarantee fund for debt salaries; Law no. 227/2015 - Fiscal Code
Spain: Working time flexibility Spain Working time flexibility Estauto de los Trabajadores; Real Decreto 801/2011 por el que se aprueba el Reglamento de los procedimientos de regulación de empleo y de actuación administrativa en materia de traslados colectivos; Ley 3/2012, de 6 de julio, de medidas urgentes para la reforma del mercado de trabajo Statute of Workers’ Rights; Royal Decree 801/2011 that enacts regulation on collective dismissals procedures and administrative actions in case of collective transfers; Law 3/2012 of 6 July on urgent measures to reform the labour market

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